FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Aug. 19, 2015
Contact: Laramie Adams
Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host its annual Policy Conference Sept. 23-25 at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.
The conference will offer TSCRA members the opportunity to participate in a broad range of sessions highlighting the intersection between ranching and public policy. Topics will include private property rights, water rights, animal health issues, the latest university research, and much more. Participants will include ranchers, academics and public policy makers from around the region.
Evan Smith, editor-in-chief and CEO, Texas Tribune, will be the featured speaker at the opening general session of the meeting. He will recap the recent 2015 Texas Legislative Session and provide insight on the upcoming 2016 elections.
Todd Armstrong, senior director of beef operations, Elanco Animal Health, will speak to cattle raisers about the beef industry’s important role in feeding the world.
In addition, Evelyn Browning-Garriss, Browning Newsletter Climatologist, will give an analysis of weather patterns for the fall and winter seasons.
TSCRA committees will meet on Thurs., Sept. 24 to cover a variety of topics critical to Texas and Oklahoma cattle producers and landowners.
For registration information and a complete meeting schedule, visit www.tscra.org/policy conference. Discounted registration rates are available through Sept. 1.
All members of the media are invited to attend. For media registration, please contact Laramie Adams at [email protected].
TSCRA is a 138-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 17,000 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 50,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pasture land primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, but throughout the Southwest.